Currently awaiting an uncertain succession to the 14th generation, this preeminent line of craftsmen has been a cornerstone of Hagi pottery for over 400 years. Here we see an historically important work by the second generation potter dated to the Japanese Era “Kanbun” (1661-1671)—placing it as a very mature work, completed near or at the very end of the life of this craftsman.
In fine antique condition, this piece is 12.1cm at its widest point and stands 8.2cm tall. The detailed box certification by the 11th generation Saka Kōrai-zaemon (1912-1981) includes a description as “”ko-Hagi” (old Hagi), has detailed measurements of the base and sides (using Japanese traditional measuring units), the name of the 2nd generation potter who fashioned the piece (Saka Sukehachi), and estimated date of production (1661-1668). ** International shipping and insurance included in the price